Published Friday, 21 August 2020

Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr John McNicholas visited one of the city’s Food Hubs to meet volunteers and thank Severn Trent for their support.

The Deputy Lord Mayor visits the food hubs

The company has donated £24,000 to the Hubs – £2,000 for each Hub – plus an extra £18,000 donated personally from the salary of Severn Trent CEO Liv Garfield.

Recently they visited Henley Green Grub Hub, operated by The Moat House Community Trust, to see how it was helping local people through these difficult times.

Liv Garfield said: “It was lovely to be invited along to see the Food Hub in action and see the hard work and dedication of the team and volunteers and I am thrilled that we’ve been able to support this great initiative in the city.

”They’re feeding around 2,000 people in need each week and have been offering a delivery service throughout – amazing! Keep up the good work guys!”

The Deputy Lord Mayor added: “The Hubs have done an amazing job throughout the pressures brought by COVID-19. They have been there to support families and to help ensure people can still feed their families and enjoy wholesome, healthy meals.

“The donation from Severn Trent has really helped that work and was a very generous gesture from the company and from Liv and it was a pleasure to show them the work in action and help them to meet some  of the incredible staff and volunteers who are doing such a great job.”

Diane Williams, from Moat House Community Trust, added: “On behalf of the Food Network we were delighted to have the opportunity to thank Liv for grants from Severn Trent and Liv personally. 

“The simplicity and speed that the funding was expedited, played a critical role in enabling the network to set up and respond to the COVID crisis. We would also like to thank the Council’s Community Resilience Team and Cllr McNicholas for their support which has helped us to work collaboratively across the city.”

To see more about the Hubs and support available during the COVID-19 crisis, visit the Council website.

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